More Facebook Friends Linked to Larger Brain Areas, Study Says

October 19, 2011 Updated Oct 19, 2011 at 5:31 PM EDT

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More Facebook Friends Linked to Larger Brain Areas, Study Says

October 19, 2011 Updated Oct 19, 2011 at 5:31 PM EDT

More Facebook friends, bigger brain?

According to a USA Today story, a study by British researchers says people with more Facebook friends are more likely to have brain areas that are larger than those with fewer friends on the social network.

Researchers, who studied 125 college students, found the number of Facebook friends a student had correlated to the size of several areas of the brain, the USA Today story says.

Read the USA Today story HERE.